LOGAN — A 39-year-old Logan man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. Billy Joe Wood was booked Monday into the Cache County Jail.

According to an arrest affidavit, North Park Police officers were dispatched to the dispute in progress. When they arrived, Wood had already fled the scene.

Police report the alleged victim had a large red mark across their neck and throat. She was also bleeding from a spot on their neck and wrist, and had more red marks on her right arm.

The alleged victim told officers, they and Wood got into a verbal altercation about the suspect’s ex. During the argument, Wood reportedly grabbed the victim and began to choke them with both hands. She tried to fight him off for several seconds before the suspect let go and began to punch them in the stomach. He then grabbed her from behind and placed both arms around her neck, choking them a second time, the affidavit explained.

The assault continued until the suspect’s and victim’s daughters intervened and began hitting Wood, attempting to pull him off the victim. He eventually let go and fled the apartment.

Officers later located Wood and questioned him. He allegedly stated that he was in a physical altercation, but did not state anything further, according to the report.

Court records show, prosecutors filed charges against Wood Tuesday in 1st District Court. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and misdemeanors for domestic violence in the presence of a child, making a threat of violence and assault.

Wood remains in jail awaiting arraignment. He could face up to one year in prison, if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.



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